It’s been awhile since I did a discussion post without a prompt. However, I’ve noticed I’ve been doing something and wondered how many others do the same thing.
I don’t know if I do this because I spend so much time reading or my head is actually stuck in my books. I just know that I sometimes get very funny looks, or if I do manage to keep the comments to myself, I have to shake my head in disbelief that I almost said them out loud.
So the problem is, when people are having a conversation, or I hear about something going on, I relate it to something that happened in a book or to a character. I will either blurt out, or in my mind will think, “well, I have a friend that did (blank)” or “I have a friend that had (blank) happen to them.”.
Do I get so immersed in my favorite books that I consider the characters my friends and what happens to them comparable to things that happen to people I know in real life?
There are even times I could be having a discussion on health issues and be like, “I think they have a cure for that now”, when it fact it was something I read in a book. That is not good when I mostly read PNR and Urban Fantasy. The likelihood of that statement being true is pretty slim. Most likely what I’m thinking of was fictional.
This can be quite embarrassing at times. I can’t be the only one that gets caught up in the fictional worlds I read about. Has anyone else ever blurted out something that was actually from a fictional world, talking like it was something that actually happened? Did the person you were talking to know what you said was wrong? Did you correct yourself? How do you handle those situations?